Welcome to Research Bow!

A postgraduate research blog from and for the PGRs of the School of Health in Social Science.
About us
https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/research-bow/wp-content/uploads/sites/928/2021/11/Research-Bow-welcome-back-video-2.mp4   Research Bow was launched in March 2019 with the vision to create a platform to share advice, experiences and news with our community of postgraduate research (PGR) students in the School of Health...
Meet the team
Meet our passionate and enthusiastic team of editors, proofreaders, social media managers and much valued reviewers! If you want to be involved in any of these roles all you have to do is to get...
Our Contributors
Research Bow would not exist without the contribution of our inspiring and keen PGR blog authors who chose our platform to share their honest experiences, exciting initiatives and valuable tips and pieces of advice. We...

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The Scottish Newen: A Short Story Of My Journey To Open My Soul.
This short story was written by Claudia in the context of a series of writing workshops, lead by Janis Mackay,...
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The Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry (CCRI)
Our "Getting to know our research centres" series is back! Read all about The Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry (CCRI) and how...
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All you need is…Blog!
With this short blog, I would like to introduce you to the students on the Common Mental Health Presentations course,...
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The Support You Never Knew You Needed!
Not sure if this blog is for you? Let’s do a quick test! Think about your PhD (let’s assume you...
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Featured category of the month: PhD Life & Milestones

In this category you can find reflections, tips and advice for any stage of your PhD from First Year Annual Reviews to Online Recruitment, Tutoring and Vivas. You can also find how to join exciting PGR reps initiatives, staying connected with the PGR community. Would you like to share your experiences and tips? Contact us at research.bow@ed.ac.uk
Conducting Research the ‘Ethical’ Way- An overview of the ethics process
There are a lot of milestones in the PGR experience, all of which can be pretty intimidating on the first encounter. For me, one of...
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The Support You Never Knew You Needed!
Not sure if this blog is for you? Let’s do a quick test! Think about your PhD (let’s assume you don’t always do that), and...
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Transition from Sporting to Geeking
Back in October 2015, I was competing for an elusive space in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. My sport was canoe slalom; a technically, physically,...
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A Lookback: First Year (Annual) Review
We are back with that time of the year! The time where we gather our drafts together and start on to work towards consolidating everything...
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Learning to be your international self
I completed my master's degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2018. Although it was only one year long, I would like to say it...
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How to Be a Savvy Scholar
The way that we find and consume information is constantly changing – from traditional (such as watching television) through online searches (think of Google) to...
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Online Recruitment Part 2: To academia and beyond!
Promoting an online survey can be very time consuming and, if we are being honest, also a bit overwhelming at times. Especially if it’s not...
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Demystifying the Viva Process – The Student Experience
It has been a while since my last blog post on ‘Demystifying the Viva’, so I am glad that I finally got the chance to write down this interview with Dr. Temitayo Odewusi, former PhD student in Nursing Studies. If you haven’t yet read my previous blog posts on Viva …
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Virtual working retreat: a PGR reps initiative
Last year was one of the most challenging years for not only our school, but the whole world. The COVID-19 pandemic not only changed the...
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